“Snow Falling” by Davidson King

about

After running from a past destined to kill him, Snow has been hiding on the streets.

Tell nobody your name.
Tell nobody your secrets.
Trust nobody!
These are the rules of the streets.

His entire life changes when he saves an eight-year-old boy from a violent end.

Christopher Manos is one of the most powerful crime bosses in the country.

Don’t ask anyone to do something you aren’t willing to do yourself.
Secrets can get you killed.
Trust nobody!
These are the rules he lives by.

When his eight-year-old nephew disappears, he never expects the boy’s savior to end up being his own.

A man with a dangerous past and a man with a dangerous future find love amidst murder and mayhem. But with Snow’s life being threatened at every turn, will Christopher’s best be enough to prevent Snow Falling?

review

I don’t often have the time to try new authors these days. It’s not that I’m unwillingly to try new things, but more like I have less time to devote to reading, reviewing, blogging and I’m forced to focus on familiar and trusted names. I think it was a combination of the intriguing blurb, sharp cover and title that snagged my attention here. I’m grateful I gave it a chance. I enjoyed both the story and King’s style and will certainly keep an eye out for more from her.

If you’re looking for a hardcore mafia story, I suggest you move along. Despite what the blurb states, our crime boss is actually a bit of a sweetheart. Which I adored but I can see this particular thread could cause some unraveling for some readers. There is death but this is not a violent story. There is fear but this is not a horror story. There is also humor, suspense and love…which is why we are here. I chuckled, I held my breath and melted. There’s not much more I can ask for.

Like

The flow and pace felt perfect, especially considering this was a debut novel. When a fresh author is still finding their groove and comfort in their craft the reader often glimpses trademark newbie marks. King knows how to cast and hook like a pro! I was engaged and vested in the story early on and my attention never faltered. Building a bit more back story or history could have been helpful. I also felt slightly overwhelmed with the cast a time or two. There is a LOT going on (hello mafia drama) and I understand the need for a larger cast but I had to brush aside some of the niggles of who was who in the secondary cast to truly enjoy it. Touch of streamlining and firmer foundation could have pushed this story up another notch for me. Nevertheless, these were small issues that I could easily overlook because the MC’s were so bright.

love

Snow! Oh, how I adored him. He’s sassy, smart and sexy. Things kick off with Snow slipping into a white knight moment. He saves a young boy from a lifetime of nightmares and in exchange offers a piece of his soul. As it turns out, the young child, Simon, belongs to Christopher Manos. Manos is a head crime boss as well as a devoted Uncle. The safety of his family is his utmost priority and is beyond grateful for Snow’s selfless act. Chris is instantly fascinated with Snow and is keen to uncover his secrets. And he wasn’t alone. I craved more. I wanted to know how he ended up homeless on the streets. I wondered what his fears were. I longed for him to hold onto the happiness that unexpectedly fell into his lap. Christopher was just as strong of a magnet and I was quickly charmed. As I flew through the pages, I was spellbound with their connection and possibilities. I devoured this story and was left with a huge smile and a happy heart.

beware

Mild mannered mafia. I’ll take goo over gore any day but I know everyone doesn’t feel the same. Snow is much younger than Chris but I have come to love my love-knows-no-age stories. Simon is adorable and shares the limelight with Snow and Chris, but rest assured he doesn’t distract from the romance or heat factor.

bookisforIf you enjoy suspenseful romance and can do without the grit in exchange for grip, I would recommend taking the time for this sweet and sexy starring debut from Davidson King. It appears this is a series and I can’t wait for the next!

bookinfo

TITLE: Snow Falling (Haven Hart Universe #1)
AUTHOR: Davidson King
PUBLISHER: self-pub
LENGTH: 202 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 27, 2017
BUY LINKS: Amazon AmazonUK

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